Food Bank Welcomes New Directors


The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri welcomes Heather Hargrove, Michael Kateman and Amy Schneider to its Board of Directors.

Hargrove is sales manager at KRCG. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri and previously served as general manager of Holiday Inn Select Executive Center. She is a past president of the Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Network and former chair of the Chamber of Commerce.

Kateman is director of internal communications at the UM System. Previously, he served as executive director of development, alumni and public relations at Columbia College. Kateman holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration and a master’s in journalism from MU, where he is currently pursuing his Ph.D.

Schneider has served as director of the Columbia Convention and Visitor’s Bureau since 2011. Previously, she was a sales manager for the CVB. She is a graduate of MU.

“These are dedicated professionals who all have a track record of leadership in Columbia,” Executive Director Lindsay Young Lopez said. “We are thrilled to have them join The Food Bank team.”

The new members completed orientation in mid-January and participated in their first board meeting Jan. 26.

The Board of Directors assists in guiding The Food Bank and its mission of feeding hungry people in a 32-county area. The Food Bank serves an average of 104,000 people a month.